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My goal is to give my couples an unparalleled 
experience on their special day 

Maria Krein
Owner, Officiant and Lead Planner

Our principles at Adventure Elopements of the Hudson Valley are to live freely and love wildly. We also believe in "Leaving no Trace" and doing our part to keep our planet healthy. We offer services from a certified wedding planner, officiant and collaborative packages that include photo, venue and catering! Please message us to set up your FREE consultation!

What we do!

You've probably made your way over here after realizing wedding planning, no matter how simple of an event you are looking for, can be a lot to juggle. Don't worry! We are here and this is what we love to do! 

When you book your elopement or intimate wedding with us, we make you a promise that we are going to be committed to your vision for the day.

  • We will plan your event with careful attention to your priorities. 

  • We work to create an event authentic to YOU. Not what anyone else wants to see, or what social media says equates to the "perfect day". We are here to create YOUR day; however it feels right to you.

  • Work within a budget that you are comfortable with.

  • We work with a network of extremely talented creators, makers and vendors throughout the area giving you the best that our small businesses have to offer without compromising on our promise of inclusivity and quality.

  • Detailed timelines for every kind of event, a backyard wedding to a mountain top elopement- we've got you!

  • Custom, personalized wedding ceremonies written just for you and your partner.

  • Day of coordination to ensure the day runs smoothly.

About Me

Hi! I want to marry you! No, not like that, I mean I want to legally get you married :).


Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time.

I'm Maria Krein. I am an Ordained Minister and certified event planner.  I am honored to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth! The Hudson Valley has been my home for most of my life and I love sharing it with others. I was born and raised in Kingston, NY, and after a few brief hiatuses, I always found myself coming back here. I love living where I can enjoy all four seasons and have such magical areas all around me. Whether I want to go for a hike, a stroll by the water, or just enjoy a scenic, slow stroll with a magical backdrop, I can always find somewhere to suit my mood.

I am both creative and detail obsessed. And I just LOVE to see people happily in love! I can’t wait to share my passion with you!

I love volunteering in my local community for organizations that focus on literacy, feeding our community members and building a better future for the residents of the Hudson Valley. I also enjoy books, tea, baby animals, ranunculus and all things pretty. I started my Reiki journey in 2019 right here in the Hudson Valley, and love being surrounded by a community that fosters self-growth. I am obsessed with all things wedding! 


I earned my wedding planning certificate from Eventrix, and am also an ordained minister- meaning I can legally marry you! 


About Adventure Elopements of the 

Hudson Valley

Adventure Elopements is the brain, love and soul child of what I envisioned for myself on my wedding day. I, like many other people, planned my wedding in my head (and on countless Pintrest boards) for as long as I could remember. Being a natural born planner did not prepare me for wedding planning! It took some serious time and dedication to narrow down my vision. I started with what I knew. I knew we wanted something intimate, we wanted to be up in the mountains, we wanted to have our dogs and we wanted to make the day a memorable adventure. We wanted a low-key kind of romantic day that would discredit the idea that anything that came up could ruin that day. That day was for us. That day was pure magic.

I immediately knew I wanted other people to have this kind of experience. It is such a beautiful thing to wander off the beaten path and celebrate your love in a setting authentic to who you are as a couple, and I will be there every step of the way to help plan, organize, and coordinate all the things that will make your day memorable.

I can't wait to hear all about your engagement and what you dream about for your big day! This is not just wedding planning, this is creating your wedding experience.

                                This is planning for the boldly romantic.

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